The key to eating less salt might be more seasoning. Your next thought might be, “sure, but which seasonings?” Researchers tested a bunch of spices to see how well they hid the fact that people’s food didn’t have a lot of salt in it. They tried basil, garlic powder, pepper, and others.  The one that made the biggest difference was chipotle. People had a harder time guessing how much salt was in their food when chipotle was in it too.  This was not the case with other spices. It’s not clear why it works, but they’re planning a bigger, follow-up study now.